This month sees Kylie Minogue take to the stage in the Glastonbury Legends slot and also the release of her latest hits package Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection. To celebrate we will be picking our A to Z of Kylie singles each day this month as well as asking you to vote for your favourite Kylie album – here.
Today’s letter is H.
H is for Hand On Your Heart. Kylie followed up the huge success of her debut album, Kylie, two Number 1 and three Number 2 hit UK singles with this infectious pop ditty. The song deals with the denial of not wanting to believe a relationship is over.
- Hand On Your Heart entered the charts at Number 2 in April 1989 (rare back then) and the week after gave Kylie her third UK Number 1 single
- The video was supposed to feature dancers alongside Kylie but their flight from London was delayed so it ended up a Kylie solo affair
- A special ‘live remix’ video of the track with Kylie performing on tour in Japan intercut with fans and Kylie goofing around off stage was issued on the video collection Kylie On The Go – Live in Japan (and later on a Greatest Hits DVD collection)
- In 2006, Jose Gonzalez recorded an emotional acoustic guitar led version of the track. Kylie later recorded an acoustic version herself for her 2012 Abbey Road Sessions album
There was just one other single beginning with H and that was Taio Cruz’s Higher. The track was written by Taio for consideration on Kylie’s Aphrodite album but when it didn’t fit the feel of the album, he released the track with Kylie as a guest vocalist.
Tomorrow is a biggie; the letter I. Which single would you choose? Tell us @entfocusmusic
See our complete list of Kylie A to Z of singles.